|The third excerpt represents the element of Water. It speaks of pure spiritual influences and feelings of love, and is drawn from Twilight Land by Howard Pyle:
aloud, "Zadok, Zadok, Zadok!"
Instantly the ground shook beneath their feet, the dust rose in
clouds, and Zadok appeared, as black as ink, and with eyes that
shone like coals of fire.
"I command you," said the young man, "to carry the queen and
myself to the garden where my treasure lies hidden."
Zadok laughed aloud. "I hear thee and obey thee, master," said
He seized the queen and the young man by the girdle, and in an
instant transported them to the garden and to the treasure-house.
"Thou art where thou commandest to be," said the Demon.
|The fourth excerpt represents the element of Earth. It speaks of physical influences and the impact of the unseen on the visible world, and is drawn from Malbone: An Oldport Romance by Thomas Wentworth Higginson:
nephews and nieces ever since their visit ended. How still the
house has been!"
"I do not know," was the answer. "I hear a great many noises
about the house. Somebody comes in late at night. Perhaps it
is Philip; but he comes very softly in, wipes his feet very
gently, like a clean thief, and goes up stairs."
"O auntie!" said Kate, "you know you have got over all such
"They are not fancies," said Aunt Jane. "Things do happen in
houses! Did I not look under the bed for a thief during fifteen
years, and find one at last? Why should I not be allowed to